Event #16 was the Show Your Colours Day at Rockingham and other parkruns nationwide. 112 runners turned out in total, with many sporting the colours of their favourite teams. Rugby, soccer and AFL were the predominant codes, with one almost-banned Collingwood supporter, and one Essendon supporter who was asked to provide a sample to test for performance enhancing drugs. In the lead up to the federal election, even political "teams" got a bit of a showing. There were 36 new PBs, and 16 first timers......WELCOME!
Men's placings: Matt ELWELL (JM15-19) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:48 - 7th time in 8 appearances. Kim THOMAS (SM35-39) of Masters Athletics W.A. (Western Australia), was second over the line in 18:18. Giovanni PUGLISI (VM60-64) of Camberley & District AC, was third (4th overall) over the line in 19:58.
Women's placings: Helen ROBERTS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (third overall) over the line in 19:32 - second time in 3 appearances. Alicia KILMINSTER (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (10th overall) over the line in 23:49 - was first to finish once before. Eliza GRIFFIN (JW14) (Unattached) was third (13th overall) over the line in 24:31.
Women's course record is held by Kelly COSSOM who ran in a time of 19:17 on 6th July 2013 (event number 11).
Men's course record is held by Liam FUERY who ran in a time of 16:11 on 4th May 2013 (event number 2).
Age Grade course record is held by Giovanni PUGLISI who recorded a 81.72% run (19:58) on 17th August 2013 (event number 16).